Mar 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
significant cuts to entitlements, something democrats oppose, and democrats want new tax revenue, a deal breaker for republicans. republican leader mitch mcconnell put responsibility back on the president. >> his job is to deliver the members of his party. >> reporter: for now lawmakers appear no closer to a deal but they are more optimistic about the possibility of compromise. today president obama is taking a break from budget talks and traveling to illinois. he'll be focusing on another of his big priorities, alternative energy. richard? >> putting those walking shoes on the side after a very busy couple of days for the president. thank you, danielle. >>> a fiery exchange between dianne feinstein and texas's senator, ted cruz. during a senate judiciary committee on banning assault-style weapons, cruz who opposes any weapons ban, questioned the constitutionality of the bill. a sharp clash resulted between feinstein and the tea party freshman. >> namely, would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books and shal
Mar 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
markets were spooked busy bruise planning to tax investors. >>> "wall street journal" says fbi investigation over possible bribery of chinese officials is unfounded. officials say despite the paper's finding the federal case is open. the bribery allegations are tied to a larger phone hacking scandal that's plagued rupert murdoch which includes dow jones. >>> lululemon toppled after news of a shortage of their yoga pants. a shipment of their trademark fabric made the pants overly sheer. >>> new research finds 57% of u.s. workers have less than $25,000 saved for retirement. five years ago only 49% admitted having so little saved. >> so much for those likes. a new study by coca-cola shows it has no measurable impact on short term sales. >>> click away while you can. "the washington post" is set to start charging for additional content this summer. >> when is a station wagon super cool? when it's a corvette. there's an aerowagon concept returning the 2014 stingray into a hatch back. >>> americans by the millions are filling out their ncaa basketball brackets. and just so you can so
Mar 13, 2013 4:00am PDT
&r block saying about 600,000 tax refunds will be delayed due to a form change the company learned about after filing hundreds of thousands of returns. >>> and do you remember this video of a 62-year-old woman -- man, rather, shooing a shark away from australia beachgoers back in january? well, it turns out he and his wife were on sick leave for stress. the couple worked at the same charity in wales, and their bosses saw the viral video, and they're both now -- they've both been fired. >>> now to other stories that caught our eye. in sarasota while catholics are waiting for smoke, one church decided to release their own pink plumes. priests and other churchgoers watched pink smoke rise to symbolize their hopes that the newly elective pope will be supportive of gender equality within the church. >>> one washington state mother will not be sporting mom of the year gear any time soon. the 24-year-old was filmed letting her 22-month-old son smoke from a bong. the boy's father was later arrested as officials found as many as 40 marijuana plants and several guns within that home. >>> detective
Mar 18, 2013 4:00am PDT
of bankruptcy. investors worldwide are worried if passed, the 10% tax could set a precedent for future eurozone bailouts. >>> a new report points to china's rapidly growing budget to develop modern warfare equipment. for the first time a new tally finds china has become the world's fifth largest arms exporter, knocking britain out of the top five. the u.s. is number one followed by russia, germany and france. >>> elsewhere, at&t starts selling the all new make-or-break blackberry smartphone. yoga athletic line, lulu lemon weighs in on thursday. tiffany & company weighs in friday, the luxury jewelry has sparkled recently despite missing earnings estimates three quarters in a row. >>> another fire on deck, darden restaurants. that company missed last quarter's estimates. investors are still hungry for the red lobster and olive garden parent. >>> a rise in sharing as coworkers watch college basketball's march madness games. more on who's headed to the big dance coming up in sports. >>> just ahead, texas has one less bridge to worry about. and a $24,000 hoax with the girl scouts as the main target.